March 25, 2014
JUNEAU – Erin Merryn, a national leader on preventing childhood sexual abuse, will be in Anchorage and Juneau this week lobbying for passage of “Erin’s Law” which would help teach children to protect themselves from sexual predators. Merryn, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, is making her first visit to Alaska after successfully helping pass “Erin’s Law” in eleven other states.
Merryn, who has appeared on Oprah and other national media outlets, will participate in a roundtable discussion at the Stand Together Against Rape (STAR) office today, Tuesday, March 25, from 3:00- 5:00 p.m. with the sponsor of “Erin’s Law” legislation in Alaska, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage).
Merryn and Tarr will also host a press availability in the state Capitol in Juneau on Thursday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fahrenkamp Room.
Additionally, the House Education Committee will hear Tarr’s H.B. 233, the Alaska version of “Erin’s law,” at 8 a.m., Friday, March 28.
WHAT: STAR Roundtable with Erin Merryn and Rep. Geran Tarr
WHEN: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25
WHERE: STAR office,1057 Fireweed Lane, Suite 230. Or call 276-7279 for directions.
WHAT: Press availability with Erin Merryn and Rep. Geran Tarr
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 27
WHERE: State Capitol, Fahrenkamp Room
TELECONFERENCE: From Juneau: 463-5009
Outside Juneau: 855-463-5009